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December Events

by Elise Moeller | November 20, 2017, 13:13 PM

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December is finally here, which means playing in the fluffy snow, curling up by the crackling fire and lots of hot chocolate! Find the perfect winter wonderland experience for you and your family this holiday season.

December 1: First Friday Downtown at the Gallery 113 - 5-8 p.m.
Join artist Dr. Karen Standridge for a free hour-long walking tour through downtown's many galleries to see sculptures and exhibits created by local artists!

December 2: Breakfast with Santa for Military Families at the Southeast YMCA - 9-10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Come enjoy breakfast with your family and Santa! There will be two different sessions: a 9 a.m. session and 11 a.m. session.
*Registration is now full.

December 2: Zumbathon at the Southeast YMCA - 5-7 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to celebrate staying active and healthy AND supporting our community! Members and non-members are welcome.

December 2: Festival of Lights Parade - 5:50 p.m.
Join this non-profit organization for a night of tradition at the 33rd annual Festival of Lights Parade!

December 5: Catamount Cubs: Plant Characteristics at the Catamount Institute - 10-11:30 a.m.
Your toddler ages 2-4 will love exploring nature on a hike and learning about plants! To register for event, click here.

December 6: Downtown Colorado Springs Holiday Stroll in Downtown Colorado Springs - 5-8 p.m
Shop at downtown's shops and boutiques will stay open late and offer great deals! And for those who don't want shop, they can skate in the park!

December 6 & 7: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at the Colorado Springs Senior Center - 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

December 7: Christmas Craft and Hot Chocolate Bar at the Briargate YMCA - 1-2:30 p.m.

December 8: Community Christmas Potluck at the Garden Ranch YMCA - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
This event is open to members and non-members of all ages! Join the community for a potluck and optional White Elephant Gift Exchange! Click here for more information.

December 8 - 10: Vintage Market Days at the Norris Penrose Event Center - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Find the perfect vintage Christmas presents for your friends and family!

December 9: Jingle Bell 5K at in Fountain, CO - 9 a.m.
Ho ho ho! Who’s ready to jingle bell rock this festive 5K? Join your community in a morning run, jog or walk to support the YMCA!

December 9: Santa Claus is Coming to Town at the Briargate YMCA - 1-3 p.m.
Join the Briargate community for a fun-filled afternoon with Christmas activities and a visit from Santa! Please register here for one of our three sessions.

December 10: 3rd Annual Snowball featuring Woodshed at the Stargazers Theatre and Event Center -  5-9 p.m.
Listen to local musicians and celebrate our communities nonprofits by attending the free 2017 Give! Concert Series supported by the Rocky Mountain Highway!

December 13: A Celtic Holiday at the Colorado Springs Senior Center - 2-3 p.m
This concert is a holiday event with ancient roots, Willson & McKee will present centuries old music, stories and dance from the 'auld sod' of Ireland and Scotland as well as holiday music that spans the generations!

December 15: Cookies & Hot Cocoa with Santa at the Downtown YMCA - 5:30-8 p.m.

December 16: Milk & Cookies with Santa at the Tri-Lakes YMCA - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join the community to make crafts and hang out with Santa! Visit the Tri-Lakes front desk to register.

December 16: Drop 'n Shop at the Briargate YMCA - 1-6 p.m.
Parents, this is your chance to go to dinner, catch a flick or just enjoy some quiet time at home. Bring your kids to the Y for crafts, food and playing games!

December 16: Holiday Evening at the Rock Ledge Ranch - 4-8 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with your friends and family with tractor rides, lander light tours, hot cider and a visit from St. Nick!

December 25: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Walk around and enjoy the twinkling lights, zoo animals and Santa to celebrate the season! Other dates include December 8-10 and 15-23.

December 31: Pikes Peak's New Year's Fireworks at Pikes Peak Summit - 11.59 p.m.
Gaze up at the remarkable fireworks display put on my the AdAmAn Club!

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